UK and Russia consider May-Putin meeting to thaw relations | World news

The UK and Russia are examining the scope for a thaw in relations, including the possibility of a meeting between the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and Theresa May at the G20 leaders’ summit in Japan at the end of this month. If a meeting were to go ahead it would be the first encounter at […]

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Rochdale grooming gang including 'The Master' still in town decade after scandal

Rochdale grooming gang including ‘The Master’ still in town decade after scandal

Four memebers of a notorious Rochdale grooming gang have still not been deported a decade after preying on girls as young as 12. Shabir Ahmed, 66, Qari Abdul Rauf, 50, Abdul Aziz, 48 and Adil Khan, 49, were among nine men convicted in 2012 of a catalogue of serious sex offences against vulnerable victims in […]

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Tory leadership election policies: How each candidate would change tax and UK

Tory leadership election policies: How each candidate would change tax and UK

Tory candidates are battling it out in the race to replace Theresa May. The 6 remaining candidates have all been pretty clear about what they think about Brexit – you can read our guide here. But once elected they won’t just be the Brexit Prime Minister. They will also wield immense power to reshape the […]

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Brexit: MPs debate cross-party move to allow them to pass bill blocking no-deal – live news | Politics

3.10pm BST15:10 Back in the debate, Anna Soubry, the Change UK MP, asks Barclay if the government thinks it would be acceptable for a PM to prorogue parliament to facilitate a no-deal Brexit. Barclay says this prime minister has been clear about her opposition to that. Proroguing the parliament would involve the Queen (she prorogues […]

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Michael Gove went on the offensive against Boris Johnson as he tried to breathe life back into his Tory leadership bid today

Tory leadership: Gove taunts Boris Johnson might ‘pull out’ of race

Michael Gove went on the offensive against Boris Johnson as he tried to breathe life back into his Tory leadership bid today Michael Gove was repeatedly challenged over his cocaine confession today as he battled to get his Tory leadership bid back on track. Mr Gove used his campaign launch this afternoon to insist he […]

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Selective memory and the D-day anniversary | Letters | World news

Simon Jenkins (It’s past time to move on from endless war remembrance, 7 June) writes that “too much remembering is a dangerous business”; to which the only answer is: “Try the alternative.” All will agree that the sacrifice of those who fought to defeat the Nazis should be properly commemorated. Many will also agree that, […]

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Brian Reade: Since Apollo 11 it has been one giant leap backwards for man - Brian Reade

Brian Reade: Since Apollo 11 it has been one giant leap backwards for man – Brian Reade

WHILE we’re doing big anniversaries let me point out the next one marks the most mind-blowing human event since Eve helped herself to a mouthful of Golden Delicious. As the grainy pictures of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon were beamed back to our black-and-white tellies 50 years ago next month, we were left dumbstruck […]

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Tory leadership candidates blame Brexit for humiliating defeat in Peterborough

Tory leadership candidates blame Brexit for humiliating defeat in Peterborough

Tory leadership frontrunners have lined up to blame Brexit for their party’s humiliating defeat in the Peterborough by-election. The Conservatives were beaten into third place by winners Labour , with the Brexit Party in second place. Jeremy Hunt said his party faces being destroyed in a General Election unless it can deliver Brexit. The Foreign […]

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Corbyn says Peterborough win justifies Labour’s decision to focus campaigning on austerity, not Brexit – live news | Politics

Here are the byelection results in full, from the Press Association. Lisa Forbes (Lab) 10,484 (30.91%, -17.17%) Mike Greene (Brexit) 9,801 (28.89%) Paul Bristow (C) 7,243 (21.35%, -25.45%) Beki Sellick (LD) 4,159 (12.26%, +8.92%) Joseph Wells (Green) 1,035 (3.05%, +1.27%) John Whitby (UKIP) 400 (1.18%) Tom Rogers (CPA) 162 (0.48%) Stephen Goldspink (Eng Dem) 153 […]

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D-Day veteran, 94, gives Theresa May kiss on cheek at memorial ceremony

D-Day veteran, 94, gives Theresa May kiss on cheek at memorial ceremony

A D-Day 94-year-old veteran gave Theresa May a kiss on the cheek at the 75th anniversary memorial ceremony in northern France. Former Royal Marine Robert William Yaxley, from Chelmsford in Essex, met Theresa May following a service at Bayeux Cemetery. Mr Yaxley described how after meeting May, he “took her by the arms” before kissing […]

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